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The Communist Manifesto [Kindle Edition]

Friedrich Engels , Karl Marx
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"L.M. Findlay's excellent translation of The Communist Manifesto, embedded in a splendid introduction and a most carefully chosen appendix of Marx and Engels pieces, superbly places this nineteenth-century classic in an extraordinary historical context. There is no other edition at the moment that can match its quality in terms of translation, and its substance in terms of historical context." (Renate Holub, Director, Interdisciplinary Studies)

"Findlay engages the reader by depicting how personal and historical events shaped the thinking of Marx and Engels. At the same time, he clarifies why Marx and Engels pursue the manifesto format, explains its historical significance as a political genre, and highlights the importance of Marxist concerns in the post-industrial, post-Cold War era. Combined with the excellent array of appendices, Findlay's translation should enrich readers' understanding of the Manifesto's historical context and help solidify their understanding of the fundamentals of Marxism." (Bryon Moraski)

"Findlay's new edition of The Communist Manifesto is very scholarly, and the additional documents are a real bonus, providing an interesting context for the work. All in all, this is an excellent edition." (Walter Adamson)

"A great teaching text." (James Tully) --Online

About the Author

Karl Heinrich Marx, (5 May 1818 14 March 1883) was a Prussian-German philosopher and revolutionary socialist. His ideas played a significant role in the establishment of the social sciences and the development of the socialist movement. Marx's work in economics laid the basis for our understanding of labor and its relation to capital, and has influenced much of subsequent economic thought. He published numerous books during his lifetime, the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Capital (1867 1894).

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening June 21, 2013
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I must admit I'd never read this book. But now it is easy to understand why communism had to fail. A philosophy based mostly on rage and confused thinking. So I loved it because with a few hours of redaing, it provided me with brilliant hindsight. If you still have doubts about the feasibility of communism, read this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Know your enemy January 31, 2014
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You have to know your enemy. That is why I am reading this book. History tends to repeat itself, don't you think?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book January 27, 2014
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It's neat how something that was written so long ago still has the ability to clearly explain things that are still happening today.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars review of product June 23, 2013
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a good and accessible edition. Print size makes reading easy and the kindle makes an essential text very available for me
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Required Reading February 13, 2013
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If you are an American or Canadian you will need to read this book. It was written in the 1800's and it is the how-to for governments to take a perfectly good country and destroy it, (for the good of the people). This should be required reading in every school. Parents should have this book to teach their children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marx tells it like it is. Scary. March 31, 2014
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Wow.. no wonder this book was demonized! If more people will read this book: people will wake the hell up!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting January 7, 2014
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It is interesting to me how the U.S. fought so hard to stop these people from influencing the majority of the population just a few decades ago yet, when one stops and thinks for a moment, this is exactly where we, as a country, are headed. It definitely gives something on which to think. It truly is frightening.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Basics of Communism and Its Effects on the Proletarian August 19, 2014
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Communist Ideology briefly explained in complex terminology. The reader is taken through the history of origination of Communism with emphasis on the need to stabilize the living standards of the people of the world under one common principle of equality.
Some basic principles of Communism like abolition of private property acquiring rights, abolition of inheritance rights and nationalization of production are worth noting down. The emergence of the powerful Bourgeois (middle class) from the feudal lordship and its dominance over a period of time leading to subjugation of the Proletarian (working class) has given a new meaning to Communist ideology.
The major aim of Communism is to raise the Proletarian to the stage of political ruling class thus overthrowing the Bourgeois supremacy. The Communists therefore support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things in the Bourgeois society.
The reader might not understand many terms used by the authors unless and until he has an idea about the economic scenario of his country. Quite complex at times and the ideology goes above the heads of many until read more than once. This hand book gives the basic idea of how a Communist Manifesto works but does not spell out much about the benefits of the ideology at large. It could have been better if some illustrations were included in between, for easy understanding.

My rating is 2.5 out of 5
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars its good to look at both sides no matter what can you rank an ideology? I read it to improve my knowledge, its good to look at both sides no matter what...I give it one big red star with a hammer and sickle...
Published 1 day ago by Ron Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars the better understanding you will have about the pathos of capitalist...
The more you read this book, the better understanding you will have about the pathos of capitalist society, and way out of it.
Published 1 day ago by shashank yadav
5.0 out of 5 stars and lots of intelligent insight.
An utter classic, far too little read in our day of conservative fanaticism. It's by an angry young man, but he had a lot to be angry about, and lots of intelligent insight.
Published 9 days ago by Anonymous
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Don't love the book but love how easy Amazon makes reading the classics.
Published 9 days ago by sandi
4.0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone!
My first time reading it.

Nothing to knock your socks off, just lots of wisdom about the "class struggle" and the communist plans for an autocratic government. Read more
Published 11 days ago by JTR
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good source for obtaining an understanding of the thoughts and precepts of Communist dogma.
Published 29 days ago by Robert T Ericson
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish manifesto
Badly wrirren manifesto
Published 1 month ago by Guinoo
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for an old timey book
The 19th century in russia was a time of great writers.....Although very outdated this book is essentially the basis for the development of 20th and 21st century social... Read more
Published 1 month ago by levi cherry
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good reading !
Published 1 month ago by Shane
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was nice.
it was a bit late but I don't think it was so bad people should get upset about it. shrek is love shrek is life
Published 1 month ago by Thomas Gilmer
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